Ryan Lochte has revealed that he’s now estranged from his mom, Ileana.
The 36-year-old Olympian opened up in a new interview with In Depth with Graham Bensinger, sharing that his relationship with his mother isn’t what it once was.
Ryan explains that his parents’ divorce contributed to his feelings about his mom.
“At one point, we were all against someone, and then later on in life, it changed,” he says. “When it happened, it was — we were all on my mom’s side. But then later on in life, when I told her that she was going to be a grandma, and I’m having a kid she said some very, very hurtful things that kind of ended our relationship, me and her.”
Ryan didn’t reveal the actual things his mom said to him, but did say that “she just said some things to me and my wife, but I mean, I can get over it, but I just want an apology from her. And she said that she’ll never apologize.”
He and wife Kayla have two children together – Caiden, 3, and 15-month-old Liv.
While he might be estranged from his mom, Ryan says that he is now “closer than ever” with his dad, Steven, and also praised his stepmother: “How she treats me, my family, my dad. She’s the best.”
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